Monday, December 27, 2010

Following the Moon: The Strength of What Is

Make a Wish, Drozda, Acrylic/wood, 2001, 14x20"

Lines Written In The Days Of Growing Darkness

Every year we have been

witness to it: how the

world descends

into a rich mash, in order that

it may resume.

And therefore

who would cry out

to the petals on the ground

to say,

knowing, as we must,

how the vivacity of what was is married

to the vitality of what will be?

I don’t say

it’s easy, but

what else will do

if the love one claims to have for the world

be true?

So let us go on

though the sun be swinging east,

and the ponds be cold and black,

and the sweets of the year be doomed.

by Mary Oliver, from New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 2010

How grand that we have this niche of days to settle into as we wrap up the calendar year 2010. If you’ve kept a Gratitude Journal this year take some time and leaf through the pages to reacquaint yourself with the richness that you’ve woven this year in your Art/Life. Starting Friday morning through Monday, January 3 craft the intention for your Art/Life. Dream the dream for your coming calendar year and imagine the Sky Dance that lies ahead as you open to the possibility that more... please feel free to come back here to comment if it's easier for you...and thank you so much for sharing the 'Art/Life' and 'Following the Moon' this year...



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this exquisite Mary Oliver I've not read before. Your painting is a perfect accompaniament as always.

    blessings to you as we journey forth into a new year of possibilities:)


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